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The Duchess is a British film of genre Drama directed by Saul Dibb released in USA on 19 september 2008 with Keira Knightley

The Duchess (2008)

The Duchess
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Released in USA 19 september 2008
Length 1h50
Directed by ,    
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Historical,    Romance
Rating68% 3.449913.449913.449913.449913.44991

The Duchess is a 2008 British drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. It was released in September 2008 in the UK.


Set in the late 18th century, the story follows the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Well known for her beauty and fashion sense, she is also remembered for her extravagance and gambling habits. Despite the blatant infidelities of her husband, the cold and much older William Cavendish, the 5th Duke of Devonshire, Georgiana thrives, becoming a fashion icon, a doting mother, a shrewd political operator, and darling of the common people. In befriending Lady Bess Foster, Georgiana is crushed when Bess and The Duke begin an affair. Despite Georgiana's anger, the Duke wants Bess to remain living with them. Bess later explains to Georgiana that the reason she began the affair with the Duke was so that she could get her children back. The Duke wants a male heir, which the Duchess has not yet provided. The idea is that Bess can, since she already has three sons, of whom the Duke is very fond, treating them as if they were his own.


Keira Knightley

(Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire)
Ralph Fiennes

(Duke of Devonshire)
Hayley Atwell

(Bess Foster)
Charlotte Rampling

(Lady Spencer)
Dominic Cooper

(Charles Grey)
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